International Orthopaedics

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 301–302 | Cite as

Tuberculous osteomyelitis of the scapula

  • W. L. Kam
  • Y. F. Leung
  • O. M. Chung
  • Y. L. Wai
Case Report

Abstract 

Tuberculous osteomyelitis is an uncommon disease entity. We report two cases of tuberculous infection of the scapula, one involving the acromion and one involving the body of the scapula. Tuberculosis is still an important differential diagnosis in unusual or chronic bone conditions.

Rèsumè

 Nous rapportons deux cas d’infection tuberculeuse de l’omoplate, l’un atteignant l’acromion, l’autre atteignant le corps de l’omoplate. La tuberculose est encore un diagnostic différentiel important des maladies rares ou chroniques des os.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. L. Kam
    • 1
  • Y. F. Leung
    • 1
  • O. M. Chung
    • 1
  • Y. L. Wai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Yan Chai Hospital, Yan Chai Street, Tseun Wan, N.T., Hong Kong, China e-mail: kamwl@hotmail.com Fax: +852-2495-1957CN

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